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Arbet doesn't want to be known as anything but a football coach

San Jose's Darren Arbet is the first African-American to win a pro football title, but he just wants to be known as a football coach, writes William Bendetson.

Originally Published: July 27, 2007
By William Bendetson | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- It is a subtle distinction, but one that is important to San Jose SaberCats head coach Darren Arbet. He is a football coach. Period. Not an African-American coach or a black coach. Just a football coach.

"My parents taught me that the color of someone's skin doesn't matter," Arbet said. "I always wanted people to judge me as they would any other football coach."

Arbet is the only black coach to win an Arena League title and he can win his third ring on Sunday when San Jose ...

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